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Village Potters Of Onda


Published 1966
Topics pottery, Japan, craft


'Village Potters of Onda' (1966) 27m, dir. Edith Sperry. Shows the activities and ways of life of Japanese folk potters in Onda, a romote village in the mountains of North Central Kyushu, Japan. Presents a detailed account of traditional pottery - making techniques which have remained relatively unchanged for more than250 years. 9 families in village make pottery, including Sakamoto, Yunase (sp?), Kokakuro (sp?). Techniques originated in Korea. Use a total of 7 glazes, kiln is fired every two months, uphill stoking of progressive kiln chambers.


Run time 26:14
Producer Edith Sperry
Production Company Edith Sperry
Sponsor Dr. Jerry Hiura
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: pheret - - May 20, 2014
Subject: quite an interesting look
at a relatively pre-industrialized japanese village. quite well-done.
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